Arduino CNC Shield – 100% GRBL Compatable Do it yourself CNC projects are popping up everywhere and we decided that we wanted to contribute to the growth. Here are a few of our design goals: Modular Design – We wanted to do more than just keep cost down.
ReplicatorG Installing and Using ReplicatorG To take your MakerBot experience to the next level, you’ll need to download and install some software. You can choose between MakerWare and ReplicatorG. This page helps you get started with ReplicatorG. ReplicatorG translates designs from Thingiverse, 3D design software, and all around the internet into the kinds of instructions that MakerBots understand. Download and Install ReplicatorG
Bukobot 3D Printer - Affordable 3D with No Compromises! by Diego Porqueras Affordable Desktop 3D Object Printing for EveryoneGreat First Printer..or Second..or Third! Easy to BuildEasy to Expand or UpgradeHigh Quality ComponentsFaster than most printersDual Extruder OptionGreat DocumentationOpen Source Environmentally Friendly Options You can create almost anything you can dream up with a Bukobot 3D printer, right on your desk! The Buko framework is the next generation of Open Source 3D Printers. 3D printers using this new framework are called Bukobots. With many months in development, I have combined the best ideas from the open source community and some new ideas of my own into an extremely flexible open source 3D printer design.
Options This page attempts to make some sense, in general, of how all the pieces fit together to create a RepRap. However, if you want to skip all this stuff and get straight to getting your hands dirty then your best bet is to take a look at The incomplete RepRap beginner's guide and the build instructions category. In addition to those guides, you may also want to take a look at the links under the Models section below. RepRap Component Structure. DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier, High Current The DRV8825 stepper motor driver carrier is a breakout board for TI’s DRV8825 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver. The module has a pinout and interface that are nearly identical to those of our A4988 stepper motor driver carriers, so it can be used as a higher-performance drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications. The DRV8825 features adjustable current limiting, overcurrent and overtemperature protection, and six microstep resolutions (down to 1/32-step). It operates from 8.2 – 45 V and can deliver up to approximately 1.5 A per phase without a heat sink or forced air flow (rated for up to 2.2 A per coil with sufficient additional cooling). Overview This product is a carrier board or breakout board for TI’s DRV8825 stepper motor driver; we therefore recommend careful reading of the DRV8825 datasheet (1MB pdf) before using this product.
Intro to Skeinforge Intro to Skeinforge Skeinforge is one of the slicing engines you can use in MakerWare and ReplicatorG. It takes the settings you enter in the Make dialog (in MakerWare) or Print-O-Matic (in ReplicatorG) and uses them to turn your 3D model into a toolpath for your MakerBot. This toolpath is generated as GCode, which is then converted to .x3g or .s3g before it's sent to your bot. You can set things like layer height and extrusion temperature through MakerWare or ReplicatorG, but Skeinforge has a lot more settings behind the scenes, and you can edit these manually by opening up the Skeinforge interface. Marcus Thymark's Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing German engineer and inventor Marcus Thymark is developing a filament-producing machine that allows 3D printing enthusiasts to grind up and reprocess discarded printed objects and other scrap plastic for re-use. Called the FilaMaker, Thymark’s machine is based on a powerful hand-cranked shredder that can be made from steel or stainless steel. He is working on integrating the shredder with a melter and extruder, which will allow the user to recycle scrap plastic into new filament.
Mendel User Manual: Host Software edit is restricted to the autoconfirmed group (set from the "protect" tab)move is restricted to the autoconfirmed group (set from the "protect" tab) This page has been flagged as containing duplicate material. An editor has suggested merging this page or section into DriverSoftware. (Discuss) Introduction
How-To: Build your own CNC machine (Part 3) Back in Part 1, we introduced the basics and started building the electronics. In Part 2, we finished up the controller and started building our machine. Today we complete our unholy marriage of cutting boards and dot matrix printers in Part 3 of How-To: Build your own CNC machine. Good luck. Skeinforge - Wiki From DEMOZENDIUM Skeinforge is a tool chain composed of Python scripts that converts your 3D model into G-Code instructions for RepRap. Updating Skeinforge manual Skeinforge Manual Update advice from Enrique for updating pages and setting up a new structure. Tutorials Allan Ecker aka The Masked Retriever BotHacker
83-Year-Old Inventor Designs Inexpensive Open-Source Filament Extruder to Cut the Cost of 3D Printing Hugh Lyman, an 83-year-old retiree from Enumclaw, Washington, won The Desktop Factory Competition with his design for a low-cost, open-source machine capable of turning resin pellets into inexpensive filament for 3D printing. The competition, sponsored by Inventables, Kauffman, and the Maker Education Initiative, required that the parts used to make the machine could cost no more than $250. Lyman first entered his proposal in August 2012, but was disqualified because the machine exceeded the budget of $250. After modifying the project, he resubmitted it under the name “The Lyman Filament Extruder II”.
Replicator Windows Driver Installation If you’re using your MakerBot Replicator on Windows, you’ll need to install a driver. The “installer” version of ReplicatorG will try to do that automatically, and you’ll only need these directions if it fails, or if you’re doing a manual installation. To get started, plug in The Replicator and turn it on. Make sure that you’ve already installed ReplicatorG. MakerBot announces new Replicator dual extrusion 3D printer for pre-order with bread-loaf size build area! MakerBot has announced the latest model to their line of personal 3D printers, and this one’s not a kit. The new MakerBot Replicator™ is a fully assembled desktop 3D printer that lets you print 2 different materials or colors in a single design.